Tanya Hamilton – Writer/Director of NIGHT CATCHES US

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Reelblack sat down with filmmaker Tanya Hamilton to talk about her debut feature, NIGHT CATCHES US. Filmed entirely in Philadelphia, it took nearly 10 years to develop and stars Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie. A hit at the Sundance Film Festival and Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films, It opens in Philadelphia, New York and Santa Monica on December 3, 2010.

On Sunday December 5, 2015 Magazine, African American Chamber of Commerce, Art Sanctuary, GTOWN Radio, PIFVA.org, Philadelphia Film Society, Reelblack.com, Rolling Out Weekly and WURD-AM are hosting a special meet-and-greet luncheon with Tanya Hamilton in Cherry Hill, NJ (See below or visit www.reelblack.com for details)


In 1976, after years of mysterious absence, Marcus (Anthony Mackie, “The Hurt Locker”) returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age in the midst of the Black Power movement. While his arrival raises suspicion among his family and former neighbors, he finds acceptance from his old friend Patricia (Kerry Washington, “Ray,” “Lift”) and her daughter. However, Marcus quickly finds himself at odds with the organization he once embraced, whose members suspect he orchestrated the slaying of their former comrade-in-arms. In a startling sequence of events, Marcus must protect a secret that could shatter everyone’s beliefs as he rediscovers his forbidden passion for Patricia.

Official Website with Trailer and FB info: http://www.nightcatchesus.com/

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